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Pakistan Economy: Challenges Ahead for the New Government
Now that Imran Khan has assumed the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the most pressing challenge for him would be the management of Pakistan’s economy. These revolve around mounting debt (both domestic and external), growing Chinese loans
Pakistan’s New Government: Are there reasons for Hope?
The 2018 General Elections in Pakistan are over and the Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Party (PTI) emerged as the single largest Party in the National Assembly, and formed the Government. Most of the parties alleged rigging and refused to accept the election results.
Building Dams with Donations
So dire is Pakistan’s financial health that it has been reduced to mobilise money from individual donors to build infrastructure projects which will cost hundreds of thousands of crores of rupees. In his first speech after becoming the Prime Minister, Imran Khan said that Diamer-Bhasha Dam was crucial for Pakistan
Current International Order in Flux: Opportunities and Threats
Early this year, a Rand Corporation researcher wrote: “…. we find specific causal evidence that the elements of the order (International Order) were either a necessary condition or a strongly contributing variable to realising values ranging from tens of billions of dollars
National Register of Citizens (NRC) - The Next Steps
The process of filing appeals against the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the State of Assam, published on July 30, is underway. Individuals can file for review till October 28 and hearings will begin from December 15 this year.
ईरान का परमाणु समझौता, तेल और अमेरिकी प्रतिबंध
संयुक्त समग्र कार्य योजना (जेसीपीओए) के तहत गठित संयुक्त आयोग की बैठक 6 जुलाई को वियना में हुई। संयुक्त आयोग का गठन ईरान परमाणु समझौते के क्रियान्वयन के कारण होने वाले विवादों को सुलझाने की व्यवस्था के तौर पर किया गया था। अमेरिका के जेसीपीओए से बाहर निकलने के राष्ट्रपति ट्रंप के 9 मई के ऐलान के बाद इस प्रकार की यह पहली बैठक थी
A Threat Looming Large: India must display Resolve and Unity
India is in transition in many ways: From agricultural to industrial to information age with constantly varying coincidence amongst them. There is transformation to digital economy, new tax regime, infrastructure development and extension of services to empower the common citizen as part
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September 26, 2018
VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies and Terrorism (September 01 – 15, 2018)

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International Development
October 11, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (01 Oct – 07 Oct 2018)

USA Donald Trump claims PM Modi will reduce import tariffs on motorcycles: Says ‘India called us to make a deal’, 2 Oct 2018...

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October 16, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 16th October, 2018

PAKISTAN China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF: Dawn October 16, 2018 China on Monday endorsed Pakis­tan’s request to...

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